Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Marriott Rewards Members Can Now Earn South African Airways (SAA) Voyager Miles

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Marriott Rewards Members Can Fuel Their Passion For Travel Even Faster With New South African Airways Partnership; Members Can Earn Miles For Their Stays And Redeem Points For Miles Through Flexible Program

Members can earn miles for their stays and redeem points for miles through flexible program
 Marriott Rewards, Marriott International's award-winning loyalty program, announced
 that members can now earn South African Airways (SAA) Voyager miles for stays at
 more than 4,000 Marriott hotels across 16 distinctive global brands. As part of this
 new partnership, Marriott Rewards members can now also redeem points
 for SAA Voyager miles.

"Providing our members with even more flexibility to fuel their journey of exploration is part of our
 mission at Marriott Rewards," said Kevin McCarthy, Vice President of Loyalty Member Experience
 at Marriott International. "Through our partnership with South African Airways -- our 41st airline
 partner -- our 54 million members will have the freedom to enjoy the benefits of loyalty in ways
 that are most meaningful to them -- whether earning miles during their stays, or using points to
 get the miles they need to travel even sooner."

"We are excited to launch this partnership with Marriott Rewards," said Suretha Cruse, SAA
 Executive, Customer Loyalty. "Marriott Rewards includes hotels worldwide, most recently
 adding Protea Hotels, one of the leading African hotel groups, to the program. We are confident
 that this new partnership will really benefit our members."

As of today, Marriott Rewards members who designate South African Airways as their earning
 preference will receive:
  • Two (2) SAA Voyager miles per $1 US spent on qualifying hotel charges at the following brands:
    • JW Marriott®
    • Autograph Collection® Hotels
    • Renaissance® Hotels
    • Marriott Hotels®
    • Marriott Vacation Club®
  • Two (2) SAA Voyager miles per $1 US spent on room rate only at the following brands:
    • The Ritz-Carlton®
    • EDITION®
    • Gaylord Hotels®
  • One (1) SAA Voyager mile per $1 US spent on room rate only at the following brands:
    • Protea Hotels®
    • Courtyard by Marriott®
    • AC Hotels by Marriott®
    • SpringHill Suites by Marriott®
    • Fairfield Inn & Suites®
    • Residence Inn by Marriott®
    • TownePlace Suites by Marriott®
    • Marriott Executive Apartments®
    • Moxy Hotels®
    • Delta Hotels ® (coming Q1 2016)
Members can also earn one (1) SAA Voyager mile per $1 US spent, with a maximum of 15,000
 points per event, on events with at least ten (10) room nights on a single night or catered-only
 events. Participating hotels worldwide include The Ritz-Carlton®, JW Marriott®, EDITION®,
 Gaylord Hotels®, Autograph Collection® Hotels, Renaissance® Hotels, Marriott Hotels®,
 Courtyard by Marriott®, AC Hotels by Marriott®, SpringHill Suites by Marriott®, Fairfield Inn
 & Suites®, and Marriott Vacation Club®.

Marriott Rewards members can also convert their Marriott Rewards points into SAA Voyager
 miles at the following exchange rates:
Marriott Rewards Points          
SAA Voyager Miles

In addition to earning points for their stays, Marriott Rewards members enjoy extra benefits, such
 as free Wi-Fi and mobile check-in through the Marriott Mobile app, as well as special deals only 
available when booking direct on a Marriott channel.

About Marriott Rewards
Marriott Rewards is Marriott International's award-winning loyalty program spanning 16 brands and
 over 4,000 properties worldwide. Marriott Rewards is free to join and has no blackout dates and
 members can earn and redeem points at Marriott International properties around the world and
 at Marriott Rewards exclusive luxury partner The Ritz-Carlton®.  Members can also redeem
 points for frequent flyer miles, cruises, car rentals, merchandise and more. By making rewards
 accessible with a modern, easy approach, Marriott Rewards continues to be a leader in the
 industry. Marriott Rewards has won the Freddie Award for "Best Hotel Rewards Program in the
 Americas" for the last eight years and is a two-time winner of the Frequent Travel Award for
 "Best Hotel Rewards Program." In addition, the program has been named best hotel rewards
 program by the readers of U.S. News & World Report, About.com, Business Traveler, Global
 Traveler, Executive Travel and BusinessWeek magazines. To enroll and for more information about
 Marriott Rewards, guests can visitMarriottRewards.com.

About SAA Voyager
South African Airways (SAA) Voyager is a loyalty program owned by SAA (SOC) Limited and
 serves as the frequent flyer program for: SAA; SA Express (SOC) Limited; and Airlink Proprietary
 Limited. Mango (SOC) Limited, SAA's wholly owned low cost carrier, is a high customer value
 ranked redemption partner of the program. Launched during 1994, the program offers its more
 than 2.5 million members earning and spending of Miles (the program's reward currency) from
 55 program partners. The program boasts more than 35 airline partnerships, including the Star
 Alliance global network which gives members access to more than 1,300 destinations in 190
 countries. The evolution of SAA Voyager has seen the program expanding from being a traditional
 frequent flyer program, by diversifying its offering to include more than 20 non-airline partners in
 categories ranging from travel-related to lifestyle, retail, property, and financial services; delivering
 on its promise to become forever part of their members' journeys.  SAA Voyager is dedicated to
 upholding the same high standards of customer service excellence today and in the future, as it
 has for decades. SAA Voyager program partners gain access to a rich partner network and one
 of the biggest loyalty databases on the continent, which has proven to translate to increased
 revenues and enhanced customer retention. To enroll and for more information about SAA
 Voyager, please visit FlySAA.com.

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